Florida News

The following news clips highlight Florida involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

August 7, 2013

Florida Project Produces Nation’s First Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Ethanol

The Energy Department recognized the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production at INEOS Bio's Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Florida. More

July 10, 2013

Ormond Beach Triples Energy Cost Savings Projections

With the help of the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, Ormond Beach, Florida, is saving energy and encouraging its residents to do the same through an environmental education program. More

January 14, 2013

Florida's Largest Planned Solar Farm Project Moves Ahead

A company seeking to build Florida's largest solar farm received a requested zoning change, enabling it to move forward with the 100 megawatt-project near Orlando in Lake County, Florida. More

September 16, 2011

Saft America Advanced Batteries Plant Celebrates Grand Opening in Jacksonville

Today, Secretary Steven Chu joined with Saft America to announce the grand opening of the company's Jacksonville, Florida, factory, which will produce advanced lithium-ion batteries to power electric vehicles and other applications. More

August 31, 2011

USDA Guarantees Loan to Florida Biofuels Facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a $75 million loan guarantee to support a waste-to-energy bioprocessing plant in Florida that will make cellulosic ethanol from citrus waste. More

July 13, 2011

Team Florida Takes "Sunshine State" Moniker Seriously

Team Florida, competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 this fall, is made up of researchers from four Sunshine State universities who designed their house for hot, humid climates. More

June 2, 2010

Florida Regulators Approve a 100-Megawatt Biomass Power Plant

The Gainesville Regional Utilities and American Renewables have received regulatory approval for a 100-megawatt biomass power plant. The companies intend to start generating power from urban wood waste, wood processing wastes, and logging residues by late 2013. More

November 18, 2009

DOE Delivers $40 Million to Florida and Maine for Clean Energy

As part of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, Florida and Maine will receive more than $40 million in Recovery Act funds to spend on energy projects that lower usage, reduce carbon pollution, and create green jobs. More

October 29, 2009

Sunshine State Lives Up to Name with 25-Megawatt Solar Energy Farm

President Barack Obama and FPL Energy officials attended the opening ceremony at the second-largest solar power site in the United States in Arcadia, Florida. More

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